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SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:19:54 PM »
The SPG Amex is at 35k points again a great deal as its usually 25k ... and these points go a long ways. 

25k points after 3k spend
10k bonus after 2k more spend

PM me for referral, I'll get 5k bonus.

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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 07:32:00 AM »
We used ours for stays in Maui last spring.
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« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 04:05:07 AM by boarder42 »
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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 05:38:21 PM »
Linky

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/personal-card-application/starwood-preferred-credit-card/49002-750-0-67517124D744D4A4E5A88DB58FC9AF95F630B68437904BAA-200002-zfmScsRlDM+j+V3xeZZqArBX+Ds=?om_rid=NtC-TX&om_mid=_BYkWtQB859vgSl&om_lid=axp8

I'm new to all this but I'm thinking that this could be a great thing for me and my wife. She's self-employed so we have four quarterly tax payments every year, each of them just over $5k.

Can we just both apply for two cards each (this one for hotels, and then another one for flights) and each do one quarterly payment on each card? Seems too simple to be true.

Grateful for any guidance you can offer.

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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 05:56:28 PM »
Linky

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/personal-card-application/starwood-preferred-credit-card/49002-750-0-67517124D744D4A4E5A88DB58FC9AF95F630B68437904BAA-200002-zfmScsRlDM+j+V3xeZZqArBX+Ds=?om_rid=NtC-TX&om_mid=_BYkWtQB859vgSl&om_lid=axp8

I'm new to all this but I'm thinking that this could be a great thing for me and my wife. She's self-employed so we have four quarterly tax payments every year, each of them just over $5k.

Can we just both apply for two cards each (this one for hotels, and then another one for flights) and each do one quarterly payment on each card? Seems too simple to be true.

Grateful for any guidance you can offer.

Yes you can. That would work assuming you can make quarterly payments with a credit card.  There is a bit more depth if you want to optimize your hacking
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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 06:44:47 PM »
I see the 25k points after 3k spend in the terms and conditions, i don't see the 10k for additional 2k spend though :(

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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 03:55:08 AM »
Fixed my links
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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 08:47:43 AM »
Yes you can. That would work assuming you can make quarterly payments with a credit card.  There is a bit more depth if you want to optimize your hacking

Looks like there's a 1.87% fee to pay quarterly payments to the IRS with a credit card (can't do it directly; the fee is to a third-party processor).

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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 08:49:33 AM »
Yes you can. That would work assuming you can make quarterly payments with a credit card.  There is a bit more depth if you want to optimize your hacking

Looks like there's a 1.87% fee to pay quarterly payments to the IRS with a credit card (can't do it directly; the fee is to a third-party processor).

usually worth it for this.  there are other ways to Manufacture spend that cost a bit less.  Including buying gift cards and turning them into money orders.
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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 07:05:13 AM »
This offer is good until April 1st.

There is also a hilton bonus offer if anyone is intersted in that as well.
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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 07:51:26 AM »
Last 2 days to apply

https://www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/flexapp/starwood-preferred-guest-business-credit-card/apply/45221-9-0-C1CD61DFC0ABFEEBECAE67B2BE352FFDF630B68437904BAA-200757-+IH6ivaELOPK19qN1AlwV1NCWDw=

one of the major benefits of this card if you stay at resorts you get lounge access my wife and i just got free breakfast and dinner daily while we were staying in DC.
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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »
one of the major benefits of this card if you stay at resorts you get lounge access my wife and i just got free breakfast and dinner daily while we were staying in DC.

which hotel? we're planning an spg-amex-funded stay in DC next winter...

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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2017, 09:24:24 AM »
one of the major benefits of this card if you stay at resorts you get lounge access my wife and i just got free breakfast and dinner daily while we were staying in DC.

which hotel? we're planning an spg-amex-funded stay in DC next winter...

any sheraton.  We did the sheraton pentagon city.  they have a shuttle to the airport and to the metro stop.  really easy to get anywhere from there.  And on weekend days when the lounge is closed for breakfast they gave me vouchers for the buffet down stairs. 

i'd get that card before the 35k bonus drops back down to 25k in a day.  annual fee waived the first year on the business card too.
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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 10:42:56 AM »
i'd get that card before the 35k bonus drops back down to 25k in a day.  annual fee waived the first year on the business card too.

Already got two! Used your links, even! Glad to hear about the free food, and thanks for the tip re Pentagon City. The Sheratons that are right downtown would really eat up the points!

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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2017, 11:17:29 AM »
i'd get that card before the 35k bonus drops back down to 25k in a day.  annual fee waived the first year on the business card too.

Already got two! Used your links, even! Glad to hear about the free food, and thanks for the tip re Pentagon City. The Sheratons that are right downtown would really eat up the points!
Just to be clear, you were approved for the SPG Business, right?  Because the personal card doesn't come with Sheraton lounge access.

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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2017, 11:20:23 AM »
i'd get that card before the 35k bonus drops back down to 25k in a day.  annual fee waived the first year on the business card too.

Already got two! Used your links, even! Glad to hear about the free food, and thanks for the tip re Pentagon City. The Sheratons that are right downtown would really eat up the points!

yeah as posted below just to be sure you used the Business link that is what gets you the lounge access.
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Re: SPG Amex Bonus Increase
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2017, 11:33:43 AM »
yeah as posted below just to be sure you used the Business link that is what gets you the lounge access.

Got it! No, don't have the business one yet.